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Handwritten letter, in the original envelope to Sir Evan Cotton by  Marquess Curzon of Kedleston]  George Nathaniel - 1923 - from Paul Haynes Rare Books (SKU: Biblio508)

Handwritten letter, in the original envelope to Sir Evan Cotton

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Handwritten letter, in the original envelope to Sir Evan Cotton

by Lord Curzon [Curzon, George Nathaniel, Marquess Curzon of Kedleston]

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Handwritten letter, in the original envelope, franked Foreign Office. 6.45pm 21 August 23. 19cm x 12.5cm. 4pp.

I wonder if you can send me a copy of Journal nos 43-44 of the Bengal Past and Present which is missing in my valued series & never reached me: and also if you can let me have a duplicate of Journal no 29 in which I wrote a paper about the Black Hole Monument.

It may interest you to know that in odd moments I am at work on my long promised History of Govt House Calcutta tho I do not wish any announcement made to that effect.

Foreign Office 1 Carlton House Terrace S.W.1. August 19 1923 to The Editor, Bengal Past and Present, Calcutta Historical Society, Town Hall, Calcutta.

Curzon, George Nathaniel, Marquess Curzon of Kedleston (1859–1925), politician, traveller, and viceroy of India. At the time of writing, he was Foreign Secretary. In January 1924, Curzon vacated the Foreign Office and he was able to devote much of 1924 to completing one of his finest books, a study of Calcutta and the viceroys which was posthumously published under the title British Government in India; the work mentioned in this letter.

Sir Evan Cotton (1868-1939) Liberal politician, barrister, administrator, journalist, historian and writer. His Calcutta Old and New, first published in 1909, remains unsurpassed to this day. He was the son of Henry Cotton (Liberal MP) the author of 'New India, or India in Transition' who opposed Curzon's invasion of Tibet and partition of Bengal.



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Seller Inventory #
Biblio508
Title
Handwritten letter, in the original envelope to Sir Evan Cotton
Author
Lord Curzon [Curzon, George Nathaniel, Marquess Curzon of Kedleston]
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
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Publisher
s.n.
Place of Publication
Foreign Office, London
Date published
1923
Keywords
India, Bengal, Black Hole, Calcutta, Sir Evan Cotton
Bookseller catalogs
Travel and Exploration; Provenance, Bookplates and Associations; Politics; The Middle East, India and Asia; Ephemera: adverts, albums and catalogues etc;
Size
19cm x 12.5cm

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